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critical of one possible choice. un ambassador susan rice because of interviews she gave after the attacks in libya. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> president said if he thinks rice is the best person for the job, he will nominate her. cbs news. >> and congressional leaders from both parties are invited to the white house friday to begin the talks on how to avoid that fiscal cliff. >>> israel launched 20 airstrikes. the leader one of 10 people killed. two young children were also among those casualties. this is the largest attack on the palestinian territory in four years. military officials warn the conflict could escalate into a ground operation. >>> two drivers and a student taken to the hospital after a crash. that pick-up truck you see rammed into that bus you see right there. right at the intersection of route 301 and swanson road. a spokes person with the prince georges county school system tells us 32 kids were on that bus at the time. but all of their injuries are considered minor. >>> some religious holidays are ho
brennan is in washington. >> reporter: president obama views susan rice as his quarterback at the u.n. when he nominated her to be the ambassador he elevated that role to cabinet level. a status that her predecessors did not have. for this next promotion the president will fight skeptical republicans who question rice's judgment in the days following the benghazi attack. >> i still don't know how anybody of that capacity could have been on television five days later saying the things that were said. i don't know how that can happen. >> she has to answer questions about that. there's no doubt about it. >> reporter: susan rice hit a nerve during a string of television appearances five days after the assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. she didn't call it a act of terror. >> we do not have information at present to lead us to conclude it was preplanned. >> reporter: that's leading to her obstacle as becoming secretary of state. john mccain and lindsey graham said they will try to keep her out of office. the white house said she was relying on the cia's best information at the time.
they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we'll do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham said rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we don't have information at present that leads us to conclude this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given. he challenged those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states, the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. and general petraeus will testify here on capitol hill tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. back to you. >>>
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